HP Hot Takeover: The Rockets would’ve beaten Jordan in the NBA Finals (FANSIDED)

The Houston Rockets won back-to-back NBA titles during the 1993–94 and 1994–95 NBA seasons — an amazing feat only two other teams have accomplished since. However, these titles are often overshadowed when discussing 90s era basketball by the mystique of Michael Jordan pulling off two separate three-peats with the Chicago Bulls in 1991–93 and 1996–98.

The Rockets’ two championships came in the gap of Jordan’s magical run. The G.O.A.T. was more worried about hitting curveballs and filming multimillion dollar movies at the time than to sweat over Hakeem Olajuwon and Houston. The Bulls and Rockets accounted for eight of the 10 titles in the decade, yet the two never met in the NBA Finals. With Jordan retired during 1993–94 and then attempting a late season comeback in 1994–95 — that was derailed by Shaquille O’Neal and the Orlando Magic who were swept in the NBA Finals by the Rockets the year prior — we are only left to imagine what could have been.

Well, imagine no more, because the Houston Rockets, both in 1993–94 and 1994–95, would’ve defeated Jordan’s Bulls if he hadn’t retired (word to Vernon “Mad Max” Maxwell).

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